New FMA anime to come out in April

New Fullmetal Alchemist TV Anime to Premiere in April (Update 2) - Anime News Network

The official website for the new Fullmetal Alchemist television anime series has launched with a short teaser video, and it has confirmed that the television series will launch in Japan in April. It also promised that new information will be provided in the January issue of Square Enix's Monthly Shonen Gangan magazine (where Hiromu Arakawa's original manga is still serialized) on December 12. The same issue will also include a poster with a key visual image. The new Fullmetal Alchemist teaser trailer ran at the end of the episode of Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Second Season that aired in Japan on Sunday. The trailer says, "New training … a fullmetal artificial limb, a body of armor … the brothers' journey begins. Fullmetal Alchemist: April 2009 Training. In this palm, is there hope or despair?"
The new television anime series was confirmed on the wraparound jacket band of the 20th volume of Hiromu Arakawa's Fullmetal Alchemist manga in August. However, a document with leaked information about animators who worked at BONES had already mentioned the possibility of "Hagane 2" ("Iron/Fullmetal 2") in July. Viz Media published the 17th volume of the manga version in North America this October, while FUNimation Entertainment released both the first television series and its theatrical movie finale.
I'm pretty excited about this actually.


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I'll definitely be picking this up when it's released.

I heard the manga was actually a lot different than the anime and this is supposed to follow the manga closely.

And since I never read the manga I'm interested to see what the differences are.
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Well great. I just need to watch the movie and I'll be all set to follow this.
You don't necessarilly have to have watched the first anime and its movie to be prepared for this one. This new one isn't technically a sequel to the first one.


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I was really into FMA up until the point it started getting into the depressing bits, then it lost everything that kept me watching.


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Oh man it's everywhere about the new FMA episdoes, I'm totally looking for to them but they probally come on [adult swim] though.


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I almost forgot about this until this thread got bumped, haha. I have since watched the first anime and the movie, only to find out from Mason that they're not spinning off from there anyway, haha. Anyway, I liked both and hopefully the new FMA will satisfy me the same way, if not more.